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YouTube Accidentally Links Notre Dame Fires To 9/11

YouTube accidentally linked the fires at Notre Dame Cathedral Monday to the September 11 terrorist attacks with a feature designed to stop the spread of misinformation. When viewers clicked on the YouTube live stream of the fires at Notre Dame, a link popped up offering information from Encyclopedia Brittanica on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, according to CNN. YouTube’s mistake comes ...

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YouTube Censors Video Revealing Anti-Semitism At UNC And Duke Conference

Political filmmaker Ami Horowitz tweeted Thursday that YouTube had banned his video displaying several examples of anti-Semitism at a University of North Carolina and Duke University Conference. WATCH: My new video has been banned by [email protected] and @DukeU sponsored open antisemitism! Filming at a major conference on campus antisemitism was all caught on film! This is truly shameful! Please share!#antisemitism ##CNN ...

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I remember when YouTube was relevant

I remember when YouTube was relevant. The popular videos were the top movie trailers, significant political figures and most read news stories, but now, YouTube’s “Popular Right Now” list is full of crap. The list is now topped with “Will Smith’s Meme Review”, some dude standing still for 24 hours, a Mom and daughter reunited at Walmart, and someone who ...

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‘Abhorrent’: Advertisers Bail On YouTube After Pedophiles Flood Platform’s Comment Section

Several major companies stopped buying advertisements on YouTube after their ads appeared on videos where pedophiles littered the comment sections, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The videos pedophiles targeted apparently did not violate the company’s rules, but the content became overrun with lewd remarks directed at the children, many of them young girls doing gymnastics or playing Twister, the report ...

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YouTube Adds Content Guidelines Appearing To Ban Users From Criticizing Potential Hoaxes

YouTube appears to have added a new content guideline preventing users from posting videos that criticize potential hate crime hoaxes. The change comes amid media reports suggesting actor Jussie Smollett falsely claimed a group of men assaulted him one night in Chicago. “Content claiming that specific victims of public violent incidents or their next of kin are actors, or that ...

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Generation Z Dominates YouTube While Other Generations Prefer Facebook

The websites people use most varies among generations, a new survey finds. The data shows that Amazon’s user experience ranks high among all generations, though, and online navigation proficiency has improved overall.   All but some of the youngest consumers spend most of their social media time on Facebook. For those age 18 to 24, also known as “Generation Z,” ...

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YouTube Bans Dangerous Challenges As Viral Trend Causes People To Blindfold Themselves While Driving

YouTube announced a ban Tuesday on videos that endorse dangerous pranks and challenges, which pose risks of injury or death. The move was not in response to a particular challenge, according to YouTube. “We heard feedback from creators that we could provide some clarity on certain Community Guidelines, so we published additional materials detailing when a challenge becomes too dangerous ...

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YouTube Deleted Nearly 8 Million Videos From July To September

YouTube clamped down on content from July through September of this year by deleting 7.8 million videos that the company says violated its terms of service. The announcement came Thursday afternoon and was part of a broader effort by YouTube, a subsidiary of Google, to inform the public on how its community guidelines are enforced. “Finding all violative content on ...

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Facebook Suspends the Account of Infowars Founder Alex Jones Over ‘Hate Speech’

Facebook has suspended the account of InfoWars host Alex Jones for 30 days, citing a violation of their community standards on “bullying” and “hate speech.”  “While the suspension means page administrators will be unable to post content for the next 30 days however the suspension is only of Alex Jones himself, meaning InfoWars employees can still post content on his page ...

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YouTube Restricts ‘Offensive’ Fast Food Review

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  by Kyle Perisic YouTube has placed a video review of a fast food chicken product in restricted mode and added a disclaimer before the video that it might be offensive to audiences. The video, titled “Checking Out Popeyes New Rip’n Chick’n!” is a benign positive review of Popeye’s new “‘Rip’n Chick’n” product. There’s no swearing or offensive imagery. The video ...

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Who Knew That PETA And Vegans Are More Dangerous Than NRA Members?

The shootings on Tuesday of this week at the You Tube Headquarters in San Bruno, California, is a one-off event that totally upsets the liberal rule for discussing and assigning blame for such shootings. It set the usual liberal rhetoric attributing the blame for gun shootings to the National Rifle Association back a mile. The shooter was female, an animal ...

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Trump-supporting Vloggers Diamond and Silk Cut Off by YouTube

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Pro-Trump YouTube sensations Diamond and Silk said that Google’s YouTube has disabled monetization from 95% of their videos. Their vlogs (video logs) contain statements of support for President Trump and YouTube claims that the content is “not suitable.” “@YouTube @TeamYouTube stopped over 95% percent of our videos from being monetized, stating: ‘It’s Not Suitable For All Advertisers,’” the two said in a ...

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YouTube Challenge – I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween Candy 2016

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For each of the past five years we’ve asked parents to pretend they ate all their kids’ Halloween Candy and post video of it to YouTube. We got more submissions than ever this year – and here are the best of the best. This is the 6th annual “Hey Jimmy Kimmel I Told My Kids I Ate All Their Halloween ...

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WATCH: BMW Films: The Escape [really, watch it]

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For the first time… ever, I watched an entire video advertisement on YouTube even though I could have skipped it in the first 15 seconds. BMW has found an engaging way to advertise, although we don’t know yet if it will actually sell enough cars to pay for whatever salaries Clive Owen, Dakota Fanning, Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga required ...

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Popular Educational Video Maker Has Several Videos ‘Restricted’ by YouTube

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Twitter and Youtube are increasingly censoring or restricting content that might effectively dissuade someone away from their obviously progressive ideology and now PragerU, one of CDN’s favorite content makers has been hit with YouTube’s “restricted” label. According to a plea of support by the PragerU team, YouTube has placed 10% of their videos on the restricted category which could limit ...

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